Norwegian Star Cruise Review to Alaska - Inside Passage

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4 out of 5

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Sail Date: May 14, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was our second cruise with Norwegian and our first on the Star. We enjoyed both cruises a great deal and are most fond of the Free Style dining. It meant we didn't have a set time or place to eat. There were six hot tubs on the Star, though few hearty souls to use them (we did). One day we were in forty-five degree rain sitting in the hot tub, passing the snow covered hills. OK - so maybe we're not the brightest of cruisers.
Even if you have no interest in seeing any of the ports, you MUST see and hear the glaciers. The glaciers have a blue cast and some of the huge chunks of ice floating by will have blue stripes. The thunderous sound of the glaciers cracking in spring and the cascade of ice down the glacier, followed by the crash into the water cannot be described adequately. You've got to be there.

Pros: The glaciers are beyond spectacular

Cons: It was COLD!

Ship Quality
Very nice ship, only five years old.
Food and Dining
Five free restaurants and five specialty.
Cabin / Stateroom
Room was a bit bigger than on our previous ship.
Service and Staff
The staff on the Star, to a person, really lived up to what the cruise director kept saying - "The friendliest crew on the seven seas."
Many things to do every day.
Victoria, British Columbia
A very nice British city and easy to see.
Skagway, Alaska
Really an interesting old town. One of the local councilmen, who is also an entertainer, came on board and told us a bit about the history of Skagway through song - most entertaining.

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